External Services

The IVV provides a diagnostic service of plant diseases caused by viruses or virus-like pathogens for Regional Phytosanitary Services, centers for agricultural research and Italian private companies through the following activities: production of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies; preparation of serological, enzyme immunoassay and immuno-chromatographic diagnostic kits; improvement of molecular diagnostic methods, immuno-labeling and immuno-electron microscopy technoques.

In collaboration with public institutions or private companies the IVV also improves the health of the plants for nurseries through clonal and sanitary selection and recovery of infected clones. It is also responsible for the introduction of characteritics of resistance to virus or virus-like pathogens in plant species cultivated with conventional and non-conventional methodologies, with subsequent selection and verification of the resistance to pathogens in a controlled environment.